|South West Camerata|
Leader: Fiona McLean-Buechel
(front row second from left)
|Violinist: Fiona McLean-Buechel|
Fiona collaborated with Jill Bird (then Deputy-Head of the Totnes King Edward VI Community College) on the inaugural Summer Youth Programme for Strings at Dartington Hall in 2005. Working with Simon Ible (Director of Music at 'Peninsula Arts', Plymouth University) Fiona went on to found 'South West Camerata' in January 2006.
Throughout this time Fiona had been developing a system of 'Emerging Music Leaders' - students whose increasing knowledge and ability were redirected to training the next generation of young musicians. In the summer of 2009 the Emerging Music Leaders held their first residential course for string players at Golant Youth Hostel in Cornwall. The course attracted 77 schoolchildren from across the UK.
In 2010 the South West Camerata were front page news in the European String Teachers Association quarterly magazine 'Arco'. (The instruction "Arco" in a musical score means "play with the bow", by the way!)
& Jack Oades
|For the evening performance of Handel's Messiah|
Fiona McLean-Buechel leads South West Camerata
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|Four Seasons String Quartet|
Fiona and her students will be with us from 10am to discuss their various projects - and share their music. Vivaldi seems a good starting point . . .
Hope you can join us!